Goonies Day 2013
Celebrate beloved film, The Goonies, in the town it was filmed – Astoria, Oregon! As a part of the Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2010, Mayor Willis Van Dusen declared June 7 to be officially recognized as Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon. This date is special to Astorians because it is the anniversary of the day the film was released into theaters in 1985. The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber encourages fans, both local and abroad, to celebrate the anniversary. We have not invited any cast members to join us this year due to budget restrictions. Activities on Goonies Day will ramp up as the date approaches the weekend, and the 30th anniversary in 2015. This year it is all about fan appreciation in Astoria! Film fans in Astoria will enjoy a number of activities and specials on Goonies Day and throughout the weekend.
The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses invite you to take on the Rich Stuff Scavenger Hunt during Goonies Day/Weekend.
For those of you that are here in Astoria, join us on a fun, trivia-filled scavenger hunt in a tribute to the film we all love, The Goonies! Pick up the flyer from the Chamber’s Visitor Center or participating businesses and you will find clues to several Goonies-loving businesses and organizations in Astoria. Visit them all and redeem for a prize at the Chamber: The 2013 Goonies Day limited edition button.
Goonies-related and other activities happening June 7-9, 2013:
Here is a printable file of the planned activities for Goonies Day 2013. planned activities for Goonies Day 2013 (PDF, 500kb)
Stay tuned for more details.
House Tours – The house made famous in The Goonies as the residence of the Walsh family is an iconic location. Each year, thousands of fans make the trek to the house to stand where the kids did in the movie and snap a photo in front of it. The private home will be opened in honor of Goonies Day and fans will have the opportunity to step inside and take a tour on Saturday, June 8. Register now to purchase a timed tour ticket.
Scavenger Hunt – Return with your completed answer sheet to redeem your prize, Visitor Center open 9am-5pm. More info to be posted here soon!
Oregon Film Museum – Housed in old Clatsop County Jail, the scene of the jailbreak in The Goonies. Explore this and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon. NEW: Make, edit and send your own short film! Open daily 10 to 5pm; Admission: $4-Adults, $2-Kids
Three Weeks with the Goonies – Author Mick Alderman will speak about being on location in Astoria during the shoot, sign books and answer questions.
Riverfront Trolley – Ride the trolley to learn more about Astoria past and present. $1/ride. R/T Route: Basin to 39th Operates daily from Noon to 7pm (weather permitting.)
Cosmic Bowling at the Lower Columbia Bowling Alley (as seen in the Goonies) 9:30 to Midnight.
2nd Saturday Art Walk in Downtown Astoria, 6-8pm
Astoria Sunday Market in downtown Astoria on 12th Street, 10am-3pm
Save the Date!We hope to see you again!
Saturday, June 7, 2014
30th Anniversary Celebration: June 5-7, 2015